All posts by Jo Harder

Jo Harder has been involved with virtualization for over 15 years, long before virtualization was the norm. After holding several sales and marketing positions, she started down the path of bits and bytes while at AT&T/Lucent Technologies. She then moved onto Citrix in 1999, where she became a Senior Architect. Her 11-year tenure included a combination of Citrix Consulting and Technical Readiness roles. After leaving Citrix, Jo provided consulting services for various clients for the next year. In her current role at a hosting provider, she is focused on cloud-based solutions for financial industry clients. In February 2015, she was awarded Citrix Technology Professional. Jo's diverse background of sales, marketing, management, and architectural/technical expertise brings a unique perspective to Virtualization Practice. She welcomes input from vendors, industry contacts, and end users and can be reached at

Yes, Citrix is Back!

DesktopVirtualizationCitrix Synergy 2016 wrapped up yesterday, and although the official mantra from Synergy was, “Yes!” the unofficial yet abundantly clear take-home message from the event was, “Citrix is back!”  The energy felt throughout the conference by employees, partners, and customers resonated confidence in the strategy, vision, and early execution under Kirill Tatarinov’s new leadership.

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An In-Depth Look at Citrix Monitoring with the New SCOM Management Packs

PerformanceManagementUntil this year, holistic monitoring of Citrix environments had traditionally fallen to third-party vendors such as eG Innovations, Lakeside, and ControlUp. When various Citrix monitoring tools were analyzed in mid-2014, these three vendors’ products were the primary tools reviewed, due to their strong market presence.

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Virtualize My Citrix World … iPad Style

DesktopVirtualizationLast year marked the turning point at which mobile devices worldwide surpassed desktop devices. Depending on where you reside in the world, a smartphone or tablet may commonly be the only computing device a person owns, or it may be one of several devices. Within many enterprises, users are increasingly demanding the ability to access their virtualized resources from their own devices so that they can have the opportunity to work anytime and anywhere.

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